For those that don’t know, my better half and I run a small Pagan oddities shop called Algiz Maenon. We carry animal bones, handmade runes, raw materials, books, music and more. Check us out via the “Bones and Craft” link in the menu.
Wisdom of the Futhark
ᚠ: Fehu is resource, wealth, and abundance. ᚢ: Uruz is oxen, pride of the marshes. ᚦ: Thurisaz builds it, and also destroys. ᚫ: Ansuz is wisdom, wind of the body. ᚱ: Raido is wagons, rhythm of seasons. ᚲ: Kenaz the torch-light, fire of knowledge. ᚷ: Gebo the crossing, of gifts between friends. ᚹ: Wunjo is... Continue Reading →
Hailaz Walpurgisnacht! However you choose to celebrate the next couple days, do it with your full attention. Meditate on life in its myriad forms. Banish any fetters holding you down in the damp halls of Hel. Personally, we will be preparing a part of the homestead for the return of our patron deity of peace,... Continue Reading →
Second Edition of ‘Runes, Bindrunes and Hahalruna: European Sorcery and Divination’ Out Now!
Pleased to announce that edition two of “Runes, Bindrunes and Hahalruna: European Sorcery and Divination” has been published and is now available worldwide via Amazon. Personal copies have been ordered and should arrive in the next couple weeks. This version includes a new cover, new chapter covering the Younger Futhorc runes, new bindrunes, and various... Continue Reading →
Holy Trinity Bindrunes
These two bindrunes represent the Holy Trinity of ancient Germanic Paganism. The gods who encompass this trinity are traditionally the Sky Father, Earth Mother, and Thunder god. As seen on both runes, reading from top to bottom, we see the runes ᚨ : ᚦ : ᚠ representing Odin (Sky Father), Thor (Thunder God), and Freyja... Continue Reading →
Using Thurisaz as a Weapon Against Depression
Thunder storm on Summer Solstice. Allegany, New York 2021 Depression is a hell of a drug. Sometimes it hits you like a freight train and other times it faintly lingers around like the smell of a cigarette. In these moments when we feel ourselves slipping off of the righteous path and into apathetic dreariness, we... Continue Reading →